The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Carson House

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Historic Carson House

    Built in 1793 by Colonel John Carson, the Historic Carson House today is a privately owned history museum that is open to the public. This historic plantation home is filled with furnishings typical of the upper-class of that period. Exhibits and artifacts describe not only the influential Carson family but the culture and history of the region and state.

Website: Historic Carson House
Marion, NC
Distance: 45 minutes from Asheville
Address: 1805 Highway 70 West, Marion NC 28752
Telephone: 828-724-4948
Hours: April through November, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 2-5 p.m.
Fees: None
Allow: 1 hour
Of Note: Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Colonel John Carson was a representative to the Fayetteville convention where the North Carolina delegates ratified the United States Constitution in 1789.
Nearby: Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center
Directions: From Asheville, take I-40 East to Old Fort. Take NC 70 North through Pleasant Gardens to the House. It is located on the right just beyond the intersection of NC 80.









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